This time round the following issues are being addressed, focusing on compatibility, reliability, and stability. It is available for Vista 32, and 64:-
- It extends the battery life for mobile devices.
- It improves the stability of portable computers and of desktop computers that use an uninterrupted power supply (UPS).
- It improves the reliability of Windows Vista when you open the menu of a start-up application.
- It improves the stability of wireless network services.
- It shortens the start-up time of Windows Vista by using a better timing structure.
- It shortens the recovery time after Windows Vista experiences a period of inactivity.
- It shortens the recovery time when you try to exit the Photos screen saver.
- It improves the stability of Windows PowerShell.
This update also resolves the following issues in Windows Vista:
- A compatibility issue that affects some third-party antivirus software applications.
- A reliability issue that occurs when a Windows Vista-based computer uses certain network driver configurations.
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 looks to be arriving in January [or there abouts] 2008. Of course, keep your eyes peeled on the Blogberry for more info as it becomes available.
Notes: as ever with this kind of update, share your experience and comment on it. Also, once installed, expect the mandatory shutdown and restart routine for it to take effect.